New graphic displays for the blind

Posted on Thursday, Dec 23 2004 @ 20:08 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The micro robotic group at the caesar research center has recently been awarded one of three research prizes by the ONCE foundation in Madrid. The ONCE foundation is dedicated to the social integration of the handicapped and blind in particular. With this EUR 60,000 prize, the Spanish organization acknowledges the invention of a new mechanism for graphical tactile displays for the blind by the researchers Dr. Bernhard Winzek, Dr. Sam Schmitz and Roman Vitushinsky, thus promoting the technical implementation of this principle.

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